RRF Registration Open Now – Apply Starting May 3 at Noon

Registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) is now open at restaurants.sba.gov. If you are working with Square or Toast, you do not need to register. SBA will begin accepting applications via the application portal on Monday, May 3 at 12 p.m. EDT. The application portal will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. In preparation, qualifying…
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NYS Expands NYC Indoor Dining to 75% on May 7

Governor Cuomo announced that New York City indoor dining capacity will expand to 75% beginning May 7. That change will bring indoor dining capacity in New York City in line with the capacity limit in the rest of the state. It’s unclear when the State will allow further expansion. As important as the capacity limits…
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State Eliminates Food Requirement for Alcohol Sales

The NYS Legislature has adopted a resolution eliminating the requirement to serve food with alcohol sales. The change takes effect immediately. In addition, Governor Cuomo announced that the State will be eliminating the curfew outdoors on May 17th and indoors on May 31st.
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RRF Application Portal Opens May 3 at 12 p.m. EDT

Information about the Application Portal. Registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) will begin Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. EDT and SBA will begin accepting applications via the application portal on Monday, May 3 at 12 p.m. EDT. The application portal will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. For more information, read…
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Register to Apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The Small Business Administration announced today that they will begin registrations for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 am EDT and open applications on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT. Starting Friday, April 30th at 9am, you can register for an account in advance at restaurants.sba.gov.
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SBA Announces Application Process Starts May 3 – Register to Apply April 30

Restaurants Can Tap $29 Billion Covid-19 Aid Program Beginning May 3 Amara Omeokwe and Heather Haddon Wall Street Journal   The Small Business Administration will begin accepting applications May 3 for a $29 billion grant program aimed at boosting the restaurant industry, according to the agency. The program, officially known as the Restaurant Revitalization Fund,…
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SBA to Host Webinar on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund for NYS Restaurants

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), the $28.6 billion grant program for the restaurant industry, is set to open for applications shortly. We are excited to invite you to a webinar with the Small Business Administration TOMORROW April 23rd at 11:00 am. This webinar is co-hosted by the US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Chairwoman…
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Judge cites new state law as he leaves Covid curfew in place for restaurants and bars

by Patrick Lakamp – The Buffalo News The legal ping pong over the restaurant and bar curfew appears finished with a judge’s ruling Saturday that kept it in place. The ruling comes from State Supreme Court Justice Timothy J. Walker, who had previously sided with about 90 Western New York establishments that sued over the…
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SBA Releases More Info on Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Program details The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location.…
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SBA Releases “3 Things to Know about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)”

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has released additional details about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). The SBA’s “3 Things to Know about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)” listed below will help you prepare to apply for funding under the RRF. We are expecting the SBA to announce the start of the application process very…
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Buffalo Business First Takes A Look At The RRF

We looked at the Restaurant Revitalization Fund draft application. Here’s what you need to know. The Small Business Administration is fleshing out details of its $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund ahead of what it said would be a late April launch — complete with what appears to be a draft of the proposed application for business…
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SBA Readies for Restaurant Revitalization Fund Applications

In a meeting with restaurant owners co-hosted by the Association, representatives of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) reported on their efforts to prepare for the launch of applications for the $28.6B Restaurant Revitalization Fund. This program provides grants to independent restaurant owners for the difference between their revenue in 2020 and 2019 and can…
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